Organizations

  • Based at Harvard University, the Berkman Center is a research center for diverse issues affecting digital freedom, software, creativity and life on the Internet.  http://cyber.law.harvard.edu

  • Amsterdam-based nonprofit that orchestrates a global network of open-source enthusiasts to create HD and 3D films, videos games and visual effects.

  • Foundation associated with the German Green Party that has shown great initiative in hosting conferences, sponsoring reports and showing leadership in exploring the commons paradigm.

  • A learning center based in Fayston,Vermont, dedicated to nurturing the relationship between people, the land and community, via retreats, workshops and other gatherings.    

     

  • A sub-group of Global Commons Trust, Commons Action seeks to introduce the idea of commons to governments, businesses, civil society, media and educators, especially at the United Nations.

  • Chambersburg, Pa.-based nonprofit helps community groups and municipalities write and adopt laws that assert community rights, including the right to local self-government, the rights of nature, and the subordination of corporate privilege to the rights of the community.

  • A nonprofit advocacy coalition that supports the use of media for scholarship, reasearch and teaching.  The group also provides information about current copyright law and its alternatives "in order to facilitate the writing and dissemination of best practices and fair use guidelines for scholarly and creative communities."

  • Based in Dublin, the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability (FEASTA) seeks to "identify the characteristics (economic, cultural and environmental) of a truly sustainable society, articulate how the necessary transition can be effected and promote the implementation of the measures required for this purpose."

  • Supported by the Life Long Learning programme (LLP) of the European Commission, the FTA offers virtual courses using open educational resources, guided by professional teaching staff from participating universities.

  • Website for a decentralized collective of educators, researchers and grassroots activists working to promote the Solidarity Economy, the international movement to build an economy based on democratic participation, worker and community ownership, social and economic justice, and ecological sustainability.